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Employer partnerships

UW–Madison Online makes it possible for working professionals to earn a degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Designed for individuals who want to earn a bachelor’s degree, the flexible online format makes it easier to balance school with other priorities like work and family.

Partnering with UW–Madison Online is also ideal for employers who want to attract and develop talent, earn an immediate return on investment in both time and dollars, and find a flexible program that meets the needs of the company and its employees.

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Talent development

Partnering with UW–Madison Online can be a powerful tool to develop and manage talent, enabling an employer to:

  • Attract talent. Partnering with UW–Madison, a top-ranked institution, can help you attract top talent.
  • Identify potential. Rigorous admissions standards for a program like UW–Madison Online can help you identify employees with high growth potential.
  • Develop skills. The curriculum and courses at UW–Madison Online are designed to ensure students achieve specific learning outcomes and develop valuable skills.
  • Retain high performers. Employees who take advantage of tuition benefits stay longer with their companies than those who do not (Society for Human Resource Management).

Immediate return on investment

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Employers and employees experience real-time benefits and return on investment (ROI) from programs like UW–Madison Online. Because of our focus on analytical, communication, and leadership skills, employees can integrate the concepts and skills they learn in class into their work the next day. Class assignments and case studies give employees a more holistic view of how an organization operates and the lessons learned have immediate real-world applications.


Online programs provide unmatched flexibility for individuals who want to maintain their jobs while earning their degree. UW–Madison Online allows students to choose their course load, while the online format allows for work to be completed during times more convenient for the student.

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